Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

G. K Chesterton in the New Yorker

After a day of taking care of home business, I decided to check out a copy of the New Yorker that was sitting around the house. Yup, we have a subscription. I have not read it in awhile but I did read in the July 7th and 14 edition about a writer named G.K Chesterton This man is interesting and I never heard of him before but he is really perceptive. One quote that I liked was this one:
"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered"

Is that cool or what??

Eva Felley August 22, 2008

I was discussing the politics of the day at
Brenner's Brew in Bridgeton Saturday morning
I was told I would like this.
Indeed I do!!

Here's How to do It

Sand is a lousy place to bury your head.
With crabs nipping at your lips
and grenheads biting your butt,
it's easy to be distracted
from the pretense
of not knowing what the hell is going on.

What with high tide rolling in
when you've just packed down
the last shovelful,
wind blowing your labor
into the dunes
and kids building castles
on your neat little heap,
there probably isn't a worse place
to remain oblivious.

I say,
if you're determined to go through the trouble,
make it stick-
get real stuck.
Encase your head in concrete,
Jimmy Hoffa style.
Hear, see, smell no evil

Eva Felley
August 22, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Our new cat

This cat needed a home and we plan to pick her up. We want to give it a good name..

Thursday, August 21, 2008

CNN's Gloria Borger Makes an Early Prediction

CNN's Gloria Borger suggests a Barack Obama - Joe Biden presidential ticket on Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room on January 10, 2008. That is quite astute reporter!!
I can not EVEN believe this one. He is a smart man but says the strangest and oddest things.
This comment takes the cake.
PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE HIM. I do not want to see these videos over and over again. If Obama does pick him better be ready for some questions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Riding in the Back of the Bus.

NSSherlocks wrote:
Looks like the Krull's have been relgated to riding in the back of the bus? Didn't his wife recently lose her position downtown ? Lou finds it easier to attack his own.
Oh well, that's why the hard working honest folks want no part of these creatures.
8/20/2008 6:09:33 AM

A Real Issue in Cumberland County

County's choice of teen pregnancy program raises questions

By By LINDA FORBES • August 20, 2008

Last week, Cumberland County Freeholder Director Lou Magazzu garnered attention by his public finger-pointing tirade (now on YouTube) accusing Millville resident and Democratic stalwart Mark Krull of being a Republican spy.

The next day, Lou's behavior was even more bizarre. He accepted an award for his response to the county's teen pregnancy crisis. The odd thing is, Lou has done nothing on behalf of teen pregnancy prevention other than promising the agency that gave him the award (Community Health Care Inc.) $100,000 in no-bid funding from the county for a teen pregnancy program.

The proposed award raises a number of questions.

  • Why is the county planning to give $100,000 for pregnancy prevention to this particular agency instead of offering funds on a proposal basis to other effective nonprofit agencies that could have conducted the same or similar programs? Unlike these other agencies, Community Health Care has not been prominent in the county's collaborative teen pregnancy prevention efforts.
  • What happened to Freeholder Doug Rainear's Children First Initiative, which also was going to address teen pregnancy? Kicked off over a year ago with much press, the Children First Initiative was supposed to respond to the county's dismal Kids Count statistics. Now, well over a year later, that effort seems to have fizzled, despite investment of considerable county staff time and other resources. Notwithstanding the hard work of dozens of volunteers who met and planned, the county has yet to fund any proposals coming from this effort.
  • How is the program that the county is funding, "My Daughter's Keeper," going to respond to the county's teen pregnancy epidemic? Cumberland County has twice as many teen pregnancies as the second highest-ranking county in the state. The situation is deplorable and merits a coordinated crisis response by state, county and local authorities.

    The freeholders' response is to fund a program that is going to help mothers communicate with their daughters and offer services to improve girls' self-esteem. It offers workshops that include "role playing, theatrical skits, and dinner-date package incentives and giveaways." Who is going to hold Community Health Care accountable for this program's effectiveness in preventing teen pregnancies, and how will effectiveness be measured?

    And, once again, why is Community Health Care uniquely equipped to conduct this social services program, when its primary mission is health services delivery?

  • More than half of our county's teen births are to Hispanics. Will My Daughter's Keeper be culturally relevant for these girls? How will this program serve the Hispanic population?

    I put these questions out in public because I believe the county's taxpayers deserve answers.

    But even with satisfactory answers to these questions, Lou Magazzu's acceptance of an award recognizing all he has done to prevent teen pregnancy is especially ironic, given his apparent lack of interest in a report on teen pregnancy in Cumberland County presented to the freeholders earlier this year.

    The icy reception and two-minute time period Magazzu, who was then freeholder director, granted for presentation of the report spoke volumes.

    Linda Forbes is a Millville resident.

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    wolff wrote:
    Maybe it's another reason why some refer to him as Lou Maggot.
    8/20/2008 6:26:39 AM
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    NSSherlocks wrote:
    Looks like the Krull's have been relegated to riding in the back of the bus. Didn't his wife recently lose her position downtown ? Lou finds it easier to attack his own.
    Oh well, that's why the hard working honest folks want no part of these creatures.

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    Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    Exit Stage Left

    Just going to disappear for awhile. Today the Much Delivery folks smashed into the neighbor's electric meter. They will have no power for days. Thank God they are nice people.
    Another unexplained August happening

    Driving Towards an Accident

    Yesterday morning around 9am I was on the Schuylkill Expressway
    and while listening to the Beatles sing about "he blew his mind in a car" I was witness to a bizarre looking accident.

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    Sunday, August 17, 2008

    August Lurches ON..

    Another odd weekend. Started the weekend with the men coming over and trimming 2 trees and removing one completely. 3rd Friday was very packed, I think it was the most packed on ever. The drawing for the Levoy Theater was done and I can assume that I do not have a new hybrid car
    I went to pick up Carolyne's last 2 pays and managed to get one The 2nd one that pays to the 8th is being held up due to "questions". On Saturday I started the day with tennis then a 2nd attempt to get the final check but the powers that be still state they have formulate more questions toward the end of the week. Lets hope all this can be resolved soon!!! Its really time to move on!
    Well, enough of THAT.....
    Later that day we soothed ourselves with ice cream at the Custard Corral out on E. Broad Street. I think this is the area that Liberty Village might want to build on. Today( Sunday) was mellow. I did not play tennis, instead I just slept in and it felt good. We had a nice walk with our dogs as well and you can see part of it here. Now its time to rest and work on positive thoughts such as getting my deposit on the house the we could not buy.

    Thursday, August 14, 2008

    Big Lou Calls Me a Republican!

    Check this out. I was getting a Pizza at NY Style Pizza for us and some kids from the neighborhood
    when I stumbled upon a town hall meeting of Cumberland County NJ Democrats and
    this happened.. Below is the offending video

    From the Millville News August 14 2008
    County Dems, GOP unload
    Page 4 of 5

    The candidates maintained the only "serious" offenses - such as drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving uninsured - would fall under the surcharge.

    Suddenly, at one point, Magazzu approached Michael Krull, of the city school board, who had just walked in with a digital camera and was videotaping the proceedings, and accused him of "spying for the Republicans."

    Krull stated he was not a Republican.
    Magazzu relented, stating, "Sorry, but that's where we are in politics today, and it's sad."
    Krull left shortly afterward.
    Later, Magazzu said he would "bet money" Krull was a spy for the Republicans.
    The meeting got back on track and shifted toward taxes.
    Magazzu defended the current freeholder board, stating it has lowered county property taxes.
    "And we will continue to do so," he said.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008

    Its Tomorrow......In Europe

    This gets great at the end!

    One Fine Weds Night

    I was getting pizza from NY Style Pizza (tasty) to bring back home for our backyard picnic and I see a friend and she asks if I am Democrat (what do you think??). Next to NY Style was a meet the candidates night. The room was packed but I did not recognize many there and I was not recognized either. Here is a video and a photo.


    We had a nice cookout tonite with our friends Ayanna, Amber and Dupree who live around the corner. I got some pizza from NY Style Pizza and we all had a fun time

    Sunday, August 10, 2008

    A Day in the Life 2008

    With all due respect to the BEATLES

    I heard the news today oh, boy
    About a woman who was made to leave
    And though the news was rather sad
    Well, I just had to gag
    5pm when arrived the hags
    She blew their minds and took it vary far
    She didn't notice that the votes had changed
    A crowd of people stood and stared
    They'd seen her face before
    Nobody was really sure why
    she was made to grieve
    and that is why we gonna leave...

    I saw a blog today oh, boy
    The Family Center had just won the war
    A crowd of people clapped their hands
    But I just had to moan
    Having felt alone
    I'd love to find a new home..

    Woke up, got out of bed
    dragged a mouse across my screen
    Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
    and looking up, I noticed I was late
    Found my glasses and grabbed my lunch
    Started my car and had a hunch
    Found my way to work and thought about the jerks
    Somebody spoke and then I felt the hurt

    I read the news today oh, boy
    Four thousand holes in Holly City USA
    And though her faults were rather small
    They had to count them all
    Now we know how many holes
    it takes to fill the City Hall
    I'd love to turn on you

    Friday, August 08, 2008


    20 Years ago, our union SEIU Local 668 went on strike while Bob Casey (father of Bob Casey the new Pa Senator). It lasted 3 weeks during a long dry hot Summer. Going on strike is rough and expensive for everyone involved. This was the only strike I have been involved in my 20 years with the State. The photo are the scabs crossing our picket line and we made the front page of the Norristown Times Herald. This too was a difficult Summer

    Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    The Ides of August

    August 1914-August 2008

    Cleaning Up July 31st 2008

    We had a clean up day at work. It was useful to take a half day off with no interviewing nor phones. The office is much cleaner too.

    3 Heads are Better Then One

    In the June/July edition of:
    Cumberland/Salem County Woman

    Monday, August 04, 2008


     Did have some conversations today. I asked   about electricians and plumbers.
    At that point, Well, I was in a spot cause I like and trust
    I told him my truth, that I did not think of calling anyone since it was a foreclosed
    house . As you know, our minds are in a different place
    I went home and chilled out then painted more of the shed and went to the Oar House.
    I met and we got to talking and he stated in as many words that
    to find out why something happened follow the relationships.
    After he left, I met some dude who works at the Motorsports Park. He was
    a pompous ass.
    I think you are going to see me gradually withdrawal from things here.
    This process really started with my

    Here is to true friendship. This will always continue for that is what sustains
    Good night

    Saturday, August 02, 2008

    Ostara Yoga Community Class


    At Brenner’s Brew, on Saturdays, 10:30 am, $3 a class

    Or what you can affordsliding fee scale.

    Taught by Carolyne Krull, 8 years yoga teaching experience.

    Carolyne has been practicing Iyengar yoga since the late 80s.

    Trained as teacher in Iyengar method, but classes will be an eclectic mix of styles with an emphasis on flow.

    All levels welcome, no experience necessary.

    Mat’s available if you don’t have one. Wear loose clothing, please.

    The intention for this class: create a safe sanctuary for relaxing, distressing, and invigorating the body and mind.

    We will also build whole body strength, with an emphasis on upper-body and abs. Poses or asanas will open hips, stretch hamstrings, lengthen the spine, soften the face, increase oxygen intake, and open the heart.

    Guided meditation will be included in savasana or relaxation pose.

    The practice will be based in an attitude of appreciation and peace.

    Yoga joins together the body, mind, emotions and spirit through meditation in movement.

    Thank you so much to Barbara for allowing us to use Brenner’s Brew. This is a wonderful space to do yoga.

    Questions? Please call or email.

    Pass along to anyone who might be interested in trying yoga.

    For more information: email or 327 9534

    Don’t let the fee keep you from taking the class. Pay what you can afford.